Nov 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Limonious

He’s Major: Terry Crews Stars in Major Lazer’s “Scare Me” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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One of the more overlooked aspects of the Major Lazer conversation is the Diplo-led crew’s ability to pull together some really unlikely pairings and collaborations. “Scare Me” is not one of our favorite tracks from their recent Free the Universe album, but it gets a forward from us simply for bringing together dirty-talk queens Peaches (of “Fuck the Pain Away” fame) and LargeUp favorite and former Badda Badda Gal, Timberlee. The pairing makes too much sense, but who else could pull it off (or even think of it)?

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Jamaican Visual Artists You Should Know


Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Visual Culture: Art in the Dancehall x Clarks in Jamaica in NYC

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Back in June, we told you about the Art in the Dancehall show put together by our friends at Shimmy Shimmy and DJ Al Fingers over in England as part of the Jamaica 50 celebrations there this summer. Now the show, which features the work of classic album illustrators Limonious, Jamaal Peete and Tony McDermott and Jamaican poster designer Sassafras along with recent work inspired by vintage dancehall aesthetics from contemporary artists such as Robin Clare and Ellen G, has made it to U.S. shores, via Miss Lily’s Variety.

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Punanny Vision: Four Years of NYC’s Electric Punanny Party

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Brock Fetch, Video by Vinny & Tone—

After a brief hiatus, Jasmine Solano and Melo-X‘s Electric Punanny returns on Sat. Aug 4, at The Loft/Public Assembly in Brooklyn, with guest selectors Max Glazer, Jillionaire and Smutlee—and a fresh, Limonious-inspired flyer. The event also marks the fourth anniversary of the eclectic, dancehall-meets-Downtown party, and Jasmine, Melo and visual collaborators Vinny and TONE have given us the fly new video they’ve put together to celebrate that milestone. If you haven’t yet had your first taste of Electric Punanny, you’re definitely gonna want some after watching this clip, which captures the party in all its raunchy, colorful splendor. (Wicked soundtrack, too, in Schlacthofbronx’s “Touch Your Toes,” featuring vocals from our own Punanny-ologist Natalie Storm). Lock down that Punanny access for Saturday night with advance tickets here.

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Visual Culture: Art in the Dancehall

Words by Emily Shapiro—

When dancehall music bust in the 1980’s, with it came a new style of art and design. Album covers reflected the music’s raw sensibilities with over-the-top cartoons and imagery, while sound systems spread the word about their parties with bright, unique posters. These works, which were often hand-painted and generally one of a kind, continue to be peppered all around Jamaica. The intimate relationship between dancehall music and art has rarely been highlighted (though we do our part to give it its due) but our homies Shimmy Shimmy and Al Fingers have taken care of that with their exhibit, “Art in the Dancehall,” which opens today, June 27, at the BASS Festival in Birmingham, England.

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Fashion Fridays: New Shimmy Shimmy Tees

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton

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The dancehall blog/zine/t-shirt kings (& queens) over at Shimmy Shimmy unveiled their new line this week. That includes new color-ways of the crucial Shabba tees we previewed back when but also a whole new set with fresh wearable designs based on the throwback work of our favorite illustrator Limonious and the up-to-the-time lyrics of young gun Khago. Our favorite (above) makes use of a graphic two-color blend which transports your eyes back in time with the look of classic dancehall poster–probably because it incorporates an actual vintage dancehall poster. More views After the jump.

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